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  • Anyone who has pets knows how hard it is to see them getting old...
    I am the proud Mom of two great kitties: Angel - my boy pictured (14 years old), and Cleo - my girl (12 years old).
    Recently, I noticed that Angel was starting to limp, and, although my cats hate all at once the carrier, the car and the vet, I decided it was time for kitty to get another check up...
    Diagnosis was not pretty... Four x-rays later, we found out Angel was crippled with arthritis in both knees.
    Doc said it was never going to get better, but there was a few things I could do to help minimize the discomfort...
    She gave me a bottle of steroids pills to alleviate the pain, and a strong recommendation to invest in a pet heating pad, and kitty stairs (heat to help relax the muscles, stairs to avoid additional strain on the already very damaged knees)...
    So, because I am a good kitty Mom, I purchased all the items listed, and tried to give the cat one pill...

    Ever tried to give a pill to a cat??? Not sure nightmare begins to cover it!
    Kitty stairs: took a couple of days but both kitties finally got the hang of it - investment: worth it!
    Pet heating pad: seemed to be a complete failure, up until weather turned extremely cold, and Angel finally decided extra heat would in fact be a very good idea!
    The pills? That will be a story on its own...

    The moral of this story?
    When things don't seem to go your way, don't give up... One day, darn kitty will make your investment all worthwhile! :)
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